G.W.T. Weekly Newsletter

March 7, 2021

Read Across America Week!

Dates to Remember

Spring Pictures- March 16th

Spring Break- March 22-26th

April 1st- DHS presents the Willie Wonka Jr. Show at GWT-$2.00 (shows will be done in a small group setting divided by PE groups).

Counselor's Corner

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Parent Resources

Below you will find some resources you can use to help your child at home. But one of the best ways to help your child learn and grow is to have them read ( read with them or read to them) for at least 20 minutes each night.
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Focus Area: Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is not the sounding out of words, reading of words, spelling patterns, or words. Rather, it is the foundation for phonics and reading success. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words, and the understanding that spoken words and syllables are made up of sequences of speech sounds.

Ways to practice at home.

1) Nursery Rhymes – Read nursery rhymes to your child and have them help you guess the rhyming word in each sentence.

2) Dr. Seuss Books – Dr. Seuss books are great to read to your child because they are full of rhymes. Read them to your child and have them help you guess the rhyming words.

3) Guess that Beginning Sound – During car trips think of different words to tell your child. See if they can guess what beginning sound they start with.

4) Make a list – Make a pretend shopping list with your child with items that can only begin with a certain sound (C – carrots, corn, cake).

5) Penny Push – Give your child 5 pennies. Place a picture on the table. Have them push up a penny for each sound they hear in the word.

6) Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes – Give your child with 1 – 4 sounds (I, to, cat, dogs) and have them stand and touch their head, shoulders, knees, and toes as they are saying the sounds in the word.

7) Bean Bag Toss – Hand your child 5 bean bags. Give them a word. Have them toss a bean bag in a bucket for each sound they hear in the word. For each bean bag they make in the bucket, they get a point.

8) Phoneme Jump – Place a green, yellow, and red mat on the floor and give your child a word. Have them jump to each mat for each sound they hear in the word.

9) Silly Putty – Give your child some silly putty and a word. Have them stretch the silly putty for each sound they hear in the word.

10) Down By the Bay – Sing the song “Down by the Bay” and have your child come up with their own rhyme at the end (“Have you ever seen a bee drinking some tea?”)

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AMSTI Parent Resources

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PreK News

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First Grade Newsletter

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Second Grade Newsletter

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Cyber Tigers Connect!

Virtual Students

Hey Cyber Tiger Parents and Students!

Be sure to check Google Classroom for assignments. Readworks, Prodigy, Suggested Spelling and Sight Word lists can be found there.

Some assignments are still made from Edmentum, as well.

Second grade parents- we have ACAP testing, Gifted and Talented Screening test, and STAR Math and Reading Testing coming up SOON. You will be contacted by the school office to let you know the dates for these tests. These are all required tests for ALL 2nd grade students.

You can still reach us through the virtual email account at virtualgwt@tuscumbia.k12.al.us


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Breakfast and Lunch

Great News!

All students will eat breakfast and lunch free for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year!!

March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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